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Apollo INS179

Apollo INS179

Apollo trawling for prawns at the Noup (West of Orkney)

    Young Knoxy
    Nov 14 2008 10:21 PM
    it just shows you when big boats like that switch over to the prawns.

    Iain Maciver SY
    Nov 14 2008 10:26 PM
    In my mind i'd say these boats are too big to be at the prawns. They must need to shift some bulk to make her pay. He'll be getting a better price probably since he freezes at sea but even so??

    Young Knoxy
    Nov 14 2008 10:29 PM
    aye shes over 23 metres so that puts her up there with my dad on the adventurer and i know that they are feeling it now with the price of fuel and that. but she is a big boat for the prawns they must go in with her at least 3/4 full to make her pay
    does very well with this boat. 10 grades of prawn. just lands when hes full. big big grosser. fair play i say. hes got the quota so entitled to catch just like anyone else!! wasnt that long ago he was knockin around with a wooden 70 footer!
    Yip...fair play to the lads, seen a space in the market and went for it, good luck to them!!! how long you been to the sea knoxy? by that comment you would think 30 years???

    Young Knoxy
    Nov 15 2008 04:49 PM
    no just learned stuff from the old man you see

    Bob.YTS Skipper
    Nov 15 2008 05:07 PM
    Thats the right attitude knoxy lad you keep listening and learning.If more of them had used thier ears more and thier moo less they would be retired by now.

    Young Knoxy
    Nov 15 2008 05:11 PM
    aye well i got a lesson on tieing up last night from somebody of the trust ar 871. and i am going t ask if my grandad can learn me to mend nets and splice rops as my wee winter project
    Apollo lying at Inverness Harbour this afternoon looking nice with Christmas lights on her  ???